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re·port·er

reporter

 
 
pronunciation:
rih por tr
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part of speech: noun
definition: a person whose job is to gather and report news for a newspaper or magazine, or for a television station or radio station.
The reporter wrote an interesting newspaper article about our school.There is always a crowd of reporters outside the White House.
synonyms:
announcer, commentator, correspondent, journalist, newscaster
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re- Latin prefix that means again; back or back again
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The prefix re- occurs in verbs that are Latin loanwords, where it can mean "again" (revise ) or "back again" (reflect ). It also attaches to English verbs (replay, rewind) with both meanings. Any verb can be prefixed by "re- " to indicate that an action is repeated. No hyphen is necessary unless the word formed is identical to an existing word (re-sign the document, but resign from a job).
port Latin root that means carry
-er, -or, -ar2 Latin noun-forming suffix that means a person or thing that does
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The suffix group -er , -or , -ar2 turns verbs into agent nouns.
synonyms:
-ist, -ite2, -ator, -an, -ian, -ean